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  • 10-December-2015

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    What students don’t want to be when they grow up (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Who wants to be a teacher? As this month’s PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teaching profession is having a hard time making itself an attractive career choice – particularly among boys and among the highest-performing students.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    The challenges of widening participation in PISA (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Since 2000, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been measuring the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in over 70 countries.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    A Skills Beyond School Commentary on Canada

    This commentary is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The series includes reviews, involving an in-depth analysis of a country system leading to a set of policy recommendations backed by analysis.

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  • 26-November-2015

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    How can we compare education systems that are so different? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Education systems are not static; they change. There have been some important changes at both ends of the education ladder recently: in early childhood or “pre-primary” education, at one end, and in tertiary or higher education at the other.

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  • 24-November-2015

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    Reducing inequalities and financing education remain key challenges

    Governments need to tackle persistent inequalities in education and focus on improving efficiencies in their education systems in order to ensure that every child, whatever their background, can realise their full potential and benefit from a good education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-November-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 57 - Can schools help to integrate immigrants?

    Only in some countries is a larger proportion of immigrant students in schools related to lower student performance – and this relationship is mostly explained by the concentration of disadvantaged students in these schools.

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  • 17-November-2015

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    Now more than ever (OECD Education Today Blog)

    It is difficult for us here in Paris to think about much else beside the innocents who lost their lives last week during the senseless, brutal attack that shook our city. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones; our spirit remains firmly fixed on the values we cherish: liberté, égalité, fraternité.

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  • 17-November-2015

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    Helping immigrant students to succeed at school – and beyond

    This document reveals some of the difficulties immigrant students encounter – and some of the contributions they offer – while settling into their new communities and new schools. It also presents some of the policies governments can implement to help immigrant students integrate into their host societies.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Korea’s future prosperity depends on skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The Korean economy has seen significant growth in the past decades. However, much of the economic growth has been supported by intensive labour resource utilisation. Korean workers work the second longest hours among OECD countries. This is not sustainable in the long-term because Korea’s working age population is projected to decline from 2017 onwards.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Korea’s future prosperity depends on improving relevance of education and skills to labour market

    While Korea has seen strong economic growth and an impressive rise of skill levels over the past decades, further action is needed to improve the labour market relevance of education, remove barriers to employment and raise productivity levels in Korea, according to a new OECD report.

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